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EASY TO GET TO, FREE TO VISIT

COME FOR THE HISTORY, STAY FOR THE FOOD

Enjoy some home cookin’ and Southern specialties at the Bush’s® Family Cafe, but be sure to save room for a slice or three of our famous Pinto Bean Pie.

Plan Your Visit

To support the health and safety of our guests and employees, the Visitor Centre is temporarily closed. Once re-opened, we’ll be here year-round, every day but Sundays and major holidays.* Hours vary depending on the season so give us a call at 865-509-3077 for the current schedule.

HOURS OF OPERATION

SUMMER - FALL

June 7, 2021 – November 6, 2021
(Regular Hours)

MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Cafe: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Store: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Museum: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Theatre Shows: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (every 30 minutes)

FALL - SPRING

November 8, 2021 – March 13, 2022
(Seasonal Hours)

MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Cafe: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Store: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Museum: Please check back for updates.
Theatre Shows: Please check back for updates.

HOLIDAYS / CLOSED

CLOSED ON
Mon. Jan 18 - MLK
Mon. May 31 – Memorial Day
Sat. Jul 3 - Mon. Jul 5 – 4th of July
Mon. Sep 6 – Labor Day
Thu. Nov 25 – Thanksgiving
Fri. Dec 24 – Christmas Eve
Sat. Dec 25 – Christmas Day
Fri. Dec 31 – New Year's Eve
Sat. Jan 1 – New Year's Day

To schedule a group tour (12 or more people) at the Bush’s® Museum and Cafe, send a request or call 865-509-3077.

*If a holiday falls on Sunday, we will be closed the following Monday. For current schedule changes, including holidays and those due to weather, check our social pages or call us at 865-509-3077.

OUR PET POLICY

We welcome all service animals as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and they are permitted inside the Visitor's Centre buildings. Animals whose sole function is to provide assistance or emotional support are not defined as service animals by the ADA. For full guidelines, please see the ADA website.

Quote - "Plus there's lots of swag with my mug on it" - Duke

Frequently Asked Questions

  •   No.

  • There is a drop-off area at the entrance to the Visitor Centre. Once you arrive, there are plenty of benches inside and outside for resting.


  • Yes.


  • No, we are unable to take visitors through the actual plant, but this is why we opened the museum, which includes a movie theatre and video that gives a wonderful “behind the scenes” tour of the manufacturing process.


  • Most guests typically spend 1-1½ hours in the Museum and General Store. This does not include time for lunch at the Family Cafe – which you definitely don’t want to miss!


  • Yes. Please call the Cafe (865-509-3485) for more details.


  • Yes, when you have lunch at the Bush’s® Family Cafe you will be served a sample of “the bean of the day” prior to your meal.


  • Not at this time.


  • On occasion Duke will stop in for a meet and greet – when we know he’s stopping in, we will post on our Facebook page.


  • Yes. There are designated parking spaces at the far end of the parking area.


  • We have all the Bush’s® product offerings, including regional flavours that you might not find at your local grocer. There are Bush’s®-branded items (t-shirts, hoodies, magnets) and also houseware/kitchen items and other unique finds.


  • There are no tours except for a few days in December – the home is decorated for the holidays and guests may stop in for a tour. For specific dates/times, please call 865-509-3077.